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27. As he came, the gory grass to his feet But the hands that had buckled their ar. Has given a crimson dye ;
mour on, He knelt o'er good Lord Allan there, When the morning sky was grey.
And his withered hands held high ; Thought death had gotten a scrimpit darke c. And, silent and sad, he looked to heaven Of the lee-long summer day, With a meek and steady eye.
And foot to foot, and hand to hand, 20.
With brands and axes keen,
Fought fierce, as if in the bloody fray
New-yoked they had been. de All spotted with blood, as the lilies be
28. Where has passed the wounded roe.
O sad and drear it was to hear, 21.
When the evening shades fell on,
The bloody strife at the river side,
And list the wounded moan.
No mercy but what sharp glaives gave,
On either side was sought ;
And deeds that would made heroes once, Of Annan's pith and prime.
By simple hands were wrought. 22.
29. is The warlike Jardines all had fallen,
The flashing blood 'mong shivered spears,
And cloven steel-weeds ran;
And, plaunching through the lappering
gore, ali No warlike Bells knit their dark brows
Came rushing horse and man.
For Lord Morison came again to the Nor Johnstones tried, on a crested helm,
fight, The temper of their brands.
And he whirled his faulchion then
Like some martial spirit returned to earth, 23.
To wither the might of men. pa All these had sunk ; but o what chiefs Had Nithsdale to bemoan !
30. Strong Glencairn dying waved his helm,
The moon rode radiant now, and high
The stars gleamed brightly round:
'Twas silence all, from Ďrumlanrig.dell Of men his blade had mown;
To Durisdeer's misty bound. And Lord Maxwell's steed rode through the
Save where the gentle river sent
A sweet and a slender sound,
I could hear the breathing of the dun deer
Asleep on the dewy ground.
'Twas sweet to stand on Lillycross hill,
And mark where the moon-beam brave Lord Johnstone's pennon, he won with his brand,
Spilt its liquid silver on cliff and scaur,
And touched Ae's fairy wave,
Or a golden top to Glenae groves,
And Lord Morison's turrets gave.
There Fancy might delighted sit,
And shape the fragrant air
To forms of heaven, and people the groves
With dames and damsels fair,
Proud warlike shapes with eyes of fire,
And hands to do and dare,
To the revelry repair.
33. And now the evening dew fell clear Lord Morison through the greenwood comes
The small birds sought their bowers With his merry men all in a row ;
Have dimmed their morning glow.
To the raven and the crow;
They sing as they merrily go.
And measure a sword with a gallant *6 Allan Morison loves to rule the bands
knight All ranked, armed, and steady;
By stream or woodland shady: And loves to hear the shouts o' weir, But dearer than them a' to his heart When spears are levelled ready ;
Is his sweet lovely lady." When Bernard de Avelyne concluded his ballad of Chivalry, the brightness that overflushed his face became gradually darker, his palsied hands forsook the harp, he buried his face in his hands and his hoary hair, and seemed to labour under that bodily, as well as mental depression which sometimes succeeds sudden and unwonted exertion.
The fair Cameronian and Ronald with the pen of justice, and the parchRodan supported him on each side ment of law, removes ancient landtill he slowly recovered his accus- marks, and devours the substance of tomed tranquillity, and thus he ad- widows, and the patrimony of the ordressed them, mingling the queru- phan. The shepherd's staff, the huslousness of old and helpless age, with bandman's plowshare, the hero's spear, the overabounding love of minstrelsy the stays and support of noble minstreland chivalryBless ye, my child- sy, have been trodden down and broren, and may your lot be a happy one ken-as the wild beast of old trode down in the land of your fathers! You the thistle of Lebanon—by the merhave hearkened the last song that ever chant and the mariner, who set up the Bernard de Avelyne will sing; and strange gods of stowage, steerage, brothe chief name that it celebrates lies kerage, and barter, against the ancient to-day with its last descendant in dust, and primitive gods of the land. The and will soon cease to be heard among poetic nature of man is changed, and you. So it is, and so hath it been, the bright and heaven-descended via with the noblest names of the land. sion of chivalry, - revealed so long to The honoured sod that covers the Scotland, has been chased away by the Nithsdale Douglas, the Seaton, the coming darkness of the mean and ignoMaxwell, the Morison, the Çuning ble. Man, who was once free, and, with hame, and the Herries, has passed the bow and the reap-hook, could susfrom their names and claims for lords' tain himself in the forest and the field, names new to honour, and strange to 'is now become an artificial being, de fame. Here and there only a shoot of pendent and enslaved. Build not thy the noble houses of Maxwell and hopes, therefore, Ronald Rodan, my Kirkpatrick survive, as the boundary son, on unstable waters; nor immerse trees of the Galwegian forest,
to tell us thyself in the crowded and mechanithe extent of our loss. The land cal city ; but dwell on the bonnie swarms not, as of old, with knighted green hill, the fresh mountain-side, or warriors, and martial shepherds, and the vale of the husbandman. Divide warlike husbandmen, who could do the earth with thy plowshare, and battle for a princedom: a new race has trust thy hopes in the ground, as thy sprung up, who know not noble min- forefathers trusted, when they guarded strelsy. We have the mechanical their flocks with the brand and with minded manufacturer, seated among the spear. Trust not, therefore, my his looms, as a spider in his mesh, son, to the smiles of the barren and calculating the loss and gain of distant faithless ocean ; nor fasten thy hope markets, and meting out human la to the sails of the mariner and the unbour as he does his dimity. We have stable wind. Go, my son, and go him with hands unpurified from the thou, my daughter ; mine aged limbs negro-whip-purchasing with the price lack repose ; treasure an old man's of blood the lands of the far-descende words; and remember that happiness ed. Were I the meanest mendicant here and hereafter, as well as true and that ever gnawed a bone, I would permanent poetry, is the offspring of noscorn his alms, nor touch the thing ble and virtuous thought, and a devout that he hath touched for unsummed and God-fearing heart.'--He laid his gold. We have the ignoble and grip- hands on their heads, and blessed them. ing usurer, crawling on either side of I retired unobserved to my litthe open hedge of human law, and tle chamber, and awakened when rearing palaces, and planting orchards, the harvest-horn of the Cameronian out of the dishonourable gains he hath elder was collecting his reapers in the wrung from the misery of mankind. sunny air, and swain and maid were And, above all, we have that artificer whetting their sickles for the certain
IT IS A PURPOSED THING, AND GROWS BY PLOT,
The turbulence and obtrusive dis- banner, not as the sport of a fickle
loyalty which had swelled with and feeble wantoning, but as the difix the progress of the Queen's trial rect signal around which the evil of the
have subsided, and the tide has land is to be congregated ; not to see returned. The impulse of vehement it mocking the air in idle state, but
faction will always make some imprese leading wild, rude, revengeful beggars fi sion on the vast and fluctuating ex to the consummation of their labours. A panse of the public mind, but its The junction of the Queen's cause á mightier movements are obedient to with that of the radicals, makes both - laws from no temporary authority; and the fitter objects for administrative but it is never stirred in its mass, but by an vigilance. Radicalism is subversion,
influence beyond the sphere of our low, total excision and overthrow,--the ir intemperate, human passions. The cha- substitution, not of one order of poyen racter of the British nation is tardi- lity for another, but an utter destrucI ness to pronounce judgment; the ha- tion of the present state of things in be bits of jurisprudence have been famie all their shapes of established and an# liar to the country, till they have be- cient use, to make way for desolation, su come a part of its nature; and they or for the desperate experiment of w have infixed that reluctance to hasty ignorance and passion, inflamed by
decisions, and that general propensity obsolete grudges and new impunity. as to the collection and weighing of evi.. With these reformers, there is no i dence, which leaves, for the time, so gradual corrective of public suffering.
easy a triumph to daring imposture. These new doctors of the body politic su But this irresolution, which leaves have no faith in alteratives ; the paElla
the national mind powerless for the tient must at once take up his bed al moment, has a noble compensation in and walk, or be flung into the grave.
the righteous and solemn judgment The processes of nature are too slow
that is sure to follow and the public for the rapid intelligence of revolude conviction comes to the punishment of tion. Their harvest must be raised
this bustling hypocrisy with a strength from a soil which has never been polwhich intrigue has never been able to luted by the ignorant husbandry of
past generations. They will not This result must have at length ar. dip their plough into the clay, unrived, from the general character of less it has been cleared by a general the Queen's defence, and the national deluge. The cause which connected eye must have turned with disgust on itself with those missionaries of pubthe petty artifice and flagitious inde lic havoc, the propaganda of the cency of her abettors. But this result downfall of Kings and Priests, at once has been hastened
by an act of wanton stamped itself guilty. Innocence rests effrontery, the Queen's visit to St on the faith of the Law; Guilt Paul's. We exclude that unfortunate takes refuge among the mob. The woman from
the chief share of the Queen has done much to establish censure. She
comes into these pages the opinion of her judges by her only as the puppet of faction. Let adoption of this common subterher crime be between her conscience fuge of crime. But radicalisim has and that tribunal before which the yet gained nothing by opening its purest may well humble themselves. sanctuary to the royal fugitive. With But as the Queen of England, giving, what rites it may have received her,
some shadow of what mysterious voices of speedy reroyal authority to the proceedings, that, tribution on her accusers may have to all other eyes, have for their object been uttered from the shrine, what
of the constitution, grim and furious festivity crowned the to the waving of her reception of the illustrious convert,
the overthrow We must look
remains to be told-perhaps to form Seen Cæsar kneel to me? Come, Antony! the future revelation of the dungeon And I will spurn all else"and the scaffold.
But Radicalism is too wise in its The lower agitators, who were not adgeneration, to give its help without mitted into those arcana epularum, be
The smiles of an equivalent.
It has nothing of gan to be offended. the weakness of benevolence in its royalty are relaxing by their very naprotection, it makes no Samaritan ture ; and while the feast went on the journeys to find out the perishing vigour of riot was obviously melting and wounded by the wayside. It another Capua in Brandenburgh house,
The rabble agents dreaded drives a solid, worldly bargain, with a
and to silence the growing discontent, due estimate of the profit and loss on
and marshal their forces once more, a its charity, and volunteers its purse and its dagger only where it is secured field-day was ordered under the name
of a procession to St Paul's. This upon the mortgage of opulence or power; and the bond will be exacted, of view, for it showed to the doubters
measure had its advantage in one point The Queen's patronage is already contemplated as part and parcel
of the that their leaders were still ready to estate of faction. What new honour cry, to the field, and that there
no defiance which is to reinforce the decayed glories of
they were Sir Robert Wilson's Star! what sine not prepared to throw down to cure is to lay the unction to Alderman public decency. But in point of Wood's finances; by what well fed and drawing over partizanship from the festive occupation in the Royal more respectable orders, all was failure, Kitchen, the member for Coventry is of England are unwisely attempted by
. to resume the abdicated purple of his those who reason from their civil capcountenance,--all this is to be measured by the liberality that showered orders No demagogue has ever succeeded by
tiousness to their religious indifference. on a footman, and installed his beggary adding the insult of religion to the inin the Barona. But, we may be assured, that from this treasury, the sult of the laws. Fanaticism has done dry and withered resources of Radi- much, but atheism is not yet a passcalism will be refreshed, and that, port to the errors even of the mob. with whatever blushing reluctance, sion to the metropolitan church was
England is not France. This procesthe haters of Kings will be converted felt to be a religious offence, and it into pensioners on the Royal Bounty. excited great and general alienation.
Yet all this prospective fruition is not without its present above the mere refuse of the streets,
The belief of the citizens, and of all balance. The triumphs at Brandenburgh house have bred jealous- defence by her counsel. Placards and
was against the validity of the Queen's ies. The civic manners of the pa- addresses were their public language, triotic alderman, brought out by wine and these of course both testify of in. and exhilaration, have been contrasted with those of men who, in other days, the phrase which owes its origin to the
nocence, and her “unsunned snow,' were companions for the honourable. Royalty is, after all, aristocratic, and protecting alderman, and is so happily
characteristic of his eloquence. But the tastes which seem enamoured of a
their talk in the “ market-places and lacquey, in the languid airs of the Milanese, are not to be always relied on
greetings of men," was a perpetual in our less amatory climate, for equal excursion to Brandenburgh House was
ridicule of her claims to purity. The condescension, even to a • Feu Lord
a drive to the country, heightened by Maire de Londres." Sir Robert Wil- the glory of driving with four horses son's graces have, for some time, been the huzzas of the populace through in the ascendant, and even Peter whom they filed, and the consummatMoore has not sighed without a smile. ing indulgence of passing through the The alderman retired under pretence drawing-room of a Queen's villa and of ill health, like a disbanded mini• receiving the homages of a Queen.ster, to his estates. But let Sir Ro- What tailors' apprentice, or sempstress, bert tremble, for Bergami has suddenly ordered post-horses from Paris !
or menial of any description, could re
sist this on a scruple of conscience ? On “ Am I not Egypt--What if I have lov'd ? the same principle, Messalina would
have had half the metropolis to shout ness in which their forefathers lived."'Àn.
strumental in sacrificing the charitableness
well. a source of shame, regret, and alarm. From that moment inseparable dis- bit of making Religion the pretext of their
“ Persons who have long been in the hagust took possession of the majority. tyranny, or the veil of their selfishness.” Something may be humanly forgiven Answer to Liecester Females. even to guilt struggling to save itself
“ The temporal Peers, sanctified by the by whatever desperate and frantic as presence of united Bishops and Archbishops, severation. The Queen's protest a are endeavouring to calculate the chances gainst the vote of the Peers on the of adultery."-Answer to Marylebone. third reading was a dreadful profana
“ The religion and morals of a people tion in the eyes of those who had not of an expensive establishment.”—Answer to
are not at all dependent on the ceremonial been able to convince themselves of
Montrose. her innocence. But it might have
“ There is only one view in which I can been the outrage of passions, worked regard this alteration with any complacen. up to their height-it was like the cy, and that is, as the first step in the good blind and reckless grasp of the drown- work of ecclesiastical reformation." - Aning, that will seize what it can, with swer to Leicester Females. out distinction or respect. But the
“ Churchmen would do well, ere it be visit to St Pauls seemed wilful, gratu- another reformation that is rising upon the
too late, to open their eyes upon the Sun of itous, audacious ;-if the Queen was
world.”_Ibid. innocent, a measure unsuitable to her
“ The vicinity of a Cathedral is not al. modesty yet uncleared ; if guilty, a
ways that kind of atmosphere that is most flagitious profanation.
favourable to the growth of patriotic indeBut the individual's guilt or purity pendence, or of high-minded generosity.”is comparatively unimportant as Answer to Parishes of St Maurice and public interest. The view in which Winchester. she has a right to attract public vigi The procession at length took place, lance, is as the rallying point of a after a week of ostentatious negotiarouted faction. Her movements, tion with Common Council-men and trifling as they may be in themselves, City Agitators, for the obvious purpose are of weight as the indications of this of blowing a trumpet to the loose and restless malignity. From the flittings idle of the metropolis. A pompous of the mother bee we ascertain the programme of this royal progress was swarming of the hive.
fixed up in the streets for some days It was not forgotten on this melan- before, and every art familiar to the choly occassion, with what sentiments Woods and Wilsons of this world was the Queen regarded the church and practised with minute diligence. But clergy of England. If the evidence each “ graced actor” in this drama of lied, that declared her to have aban- the “Mobbed Queen,” had his apdoned all religious worship in her propriate part. Alderman Wood, ilhousehold in Italy, and to have attend- lustrious for conduct and council ed the Catholic chapels as a sacrifice to within Temple-Bar, undertook to the religion of Bergami, there could manquvre the civic patriots. Sir be no contradiction of her sentiments Robert Wilson, all military, adopted. in such rescripts as these :
the command of what was, for effect, “ Calm wisdom teaches me that I ought first called a Guard of Honour! but never to give my sanction to the narrow afterwards, through prudent caution, views of any sect.”-Answer to Lewis. screened under the softer appellation
“ I am not the narrow-minded advocate of a cavalcade. The Benefit Societies, of any sect.”—Answer to Halifax. “ Churchmen are usually more remark
a body formidable from their numable, even than Statesmen, for being behind bers, and still more from the compact the Light of the Age. They adhere
pertina- organization and rapid correspondence, ciously to ancient forms. They are unwil. which make them among the first obling to pass beyond that boundary of dark. jects of radicalism to seduce, were or